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    Literacy levels in the world in general today are failing on all accords. Literacy levels in schools from pre k through college are suffering, as well as workforce levels declining due to lower standards in many of the high schools today. In addition, an increase in minorities and non-English speaking immigrants that are entering the workforce and the education systems. At the same time job requirements for literacy are increasing. According to researchers, Canada loss of about $4 billion per person

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    poverty. It would be against the interest of the oppressor(s) to educate the oppressed. Therefor, literacy is a crucial aspect to a citizens’ ability to act as positive contributors to society and to be able to carry out rightful responsibilities. Being literate and able to read the world help prepare citizens to tackle any obstacles laid before them by structural and systems of inequality. Literacy is crucial to the success of individuals, families, and communities. It is more than a basic reading

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    challenges with children’s literacy, what does this imply for even lower-income areas? My hometown, Rye, is a comfortable suburb, with highly regarded literacy programs and education systems, ranging from pre-school through high school. By bleak contrast, the South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the country, and maintains inadequate literacy programs for the many impoverished children it contains. Research has revealed a stark disparity between literacy rates and programs for children

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    During our second seminar of the fall semester, Mr. Jordi Torrent, who is the Project Manager of the Media and Information Literacy Education at U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, discussed his work at the UN and how it helps the UN establish its aims. His project focuses on the intersectionality of migration, media, education, and youth and he explored with how it was necessary to create within U.N., but to mindful of the project not conflicting with other organizations in the UN. It announced the

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    our class complete with twenty students. As I develop my teaching experience, I am learning how much time is dedicated for literacy. During a school day in kindergarten, literacy is the main focus of learning. Literacy is what allows learners to become successful in society. Read and writing skills are essential skills that began to develop as early as kindergarten. Literacy components consist of concepts about print, language development, word knowledge such as phonemic awareness and phonics, reading

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    teaching practices. My core values of literacy instruction revolve around creating independent, lifelong learners who have the ability to think critically as well as manipulate information as 21st-century citizens. These core values are evidenced in my classroom practices and supported by Engagement Theory, Metacognitive Theory, and Transactional Theory. My Philosophy of Literacy Developing independent, lifelong learners is foundational to my philosophy of literacy. I believe the classroom teacher is

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    Family literacy According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. DEPARTMENT of Education, only 53 percent of the children ages three to five years old, were read to daily by a family member in 1999 (Davies 1). That means that 47 percent of the children ages three to five years old were not being read to daily by a family member. Thereby depriving these children of the beneficial parental support that other kids were receiving. This lack of beneficial parental

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    Information Literacy in Education

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    acquisition of so-called 21st century skills.” (Mcleod, 2007) The proficiency level of information literacy of the students, teachers, and administrators across the country is dropping to its lowest point in years. Within the education field, the responsibility to increase the rigor and raise the standards and expectations rests solely upon the shoulders of the building and district administration. Information literacy is a necessary skill that has been slowly eroding over the past two decades. By applying

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    Merging multi-literacies in Health and Physical Education could allow students to talk about topics of the genre more successfully and have knowledge of Health and Physical Education terms and language in daily life. According to Nutbeam (2000) interactive health literacy is a term which outlines the individual inspiration to maintain personal health. By teaching skills in the primary years to communicate and cope with health issues and physical activity will assist students in the schools of South

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    continues to evolve to meet the needs of a world marked by continuous change or effective action. Crafted from the primary level literacy course, this broad in scope and thoroughly concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles text continues to cover the information needed by both new and experienced teachers in order to teach effective literacy in the primary level, thereby following this with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful teenage

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